An authentic Abilene, 59 custom shop

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I have a question about a LP Abilene, 59 custom shop guitar. I found one in a pawn shop With the serial number 017160675 is this authentic Or a fake? It was in the gig bag, ha ha. Couldn’t see any documentation in the ad. Thanks everyone.
 

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Serial number looks to be a little long for a Historic.... any pics?
 

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What year is it being represented as?
 

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There appears to be writing on the truss rod cover that doesn’t jive with any 59 Historics I know of.
 

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In fact, the only Abilene Les Pauls on Reverb are Lee Roy Parnell models and 56 reissues...
 

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I’m pretty convinced now it’s a fraud, a pretty showpiece from one of the Chinese workshops. Happy to close the discussion here, and thank you everyone for your comments, best wishes from Australia
 

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Horn is wrong, tuner buttons are a weird green color. Wrong kind of gig bag, Fake.
 

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Does it have a scarf joint at the neck/headstock? If so definitely a fake.
 


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